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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 13, 2007 / Notices acquires or attempts to acquire such ownership, possession or control; C. Take any action to acquire from or to facilitate the acquisition or attempted acquisition from the Denied Person of any item subject to the Regulations that has been exported from the United States; D. Obtain from the Denied Person in the United States any item subject to the Regulations with knowledge or reason to know that the item will be, or is intended to be, exported from the United States; or E. Engage in any transaction to service any item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States and which is owned, possessed or controlled by the Denied Person, or service any item, of whatever origin, that is owned, possessed or controlled by the Denied Person if such service involves the use of any item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States. For purposes of this paragraph, servicing means installation, maintenance, repair, modification or testing. Third, that in accordance with the provisions of Section 766.23(c) of the Regulations, the Related Person may, at any time, make an appeal related to this Order by filing a full written statement in support of the appeal with the Office of the Administrative Law Judge, U.S. Coast Guard ALJ Docketing Center, 40 South Gay Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202–4022. Fourth, that this Order does not prohibit any export, reexport, or other transaction subject to the Regulations where the only items involved that are subject to the Regulations are the foreign-produced direct product of U.S.origin technology. Fifth, that this Order shall be published in the Federal Register and a copy provided to the Related Person. This Order is effective upon publication in the Federal Register. Entered this 5th day of February, 2007. Darryl W. Jackson, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement. [FR Doc. 07–621 Filed 2–12–07; 8:45 am] jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DT–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:55 Feb 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Action Affecting Export Privileges; Petrom GmbH International Trade and Petrom Internacional Trade, S.L., Order Making Order Denying Export Privileges of Petrom GmbH International Trade Applicable to Related Person Petrom Internacional Trade, S.L. In the Matter of: Petrom GmbH International Trade, Maria-Theresia Strasse 26, Munich 81675, Germany, Respondent, and Petrom Internacional Trade, S.L., PL. De Verin 2, 28029 Madrid, Spain, c/o Majid Rahmanifar, Moehlstrasse 31, Munich 81675, Germany, Related Person. Pursuant to section 766.23 of the Export Administration Regulations (‘‘EAR’’), the Bureau of Industry and Security (‘‘BIS’’), U.S. Department of Commerce, through its Office of Export Enforcement (‘‘OEE’’), has requested that I make the Denial Order that was imposed against Petrom GmbH International Trade (‘‘Petrom GmbH’’) on June 6, 2005 (70 FR 32743) applicable to the following entity (hereinafter, the ‘‘Related Person’’), as a person related to Petrom GmbH: Petrom Internacional Trade, S.L., PL. De Verin 2, 28029 Madrid, Spain, c/o Majid Rahmanifar, Moehlstrasse 31, Munich 81675, Germany. Section 766.23 of the Regulations provides that ‘‘[i]n order to prevent evasion, certain types of orders under this part may be made applicable not only to the respondent, but also to other persons then or thereafter related to the respondent by ownership, control, position of responsibility, affiliation, or other connection in the conduct of trade or business. Orders that may be made applicable to related persons include those that deny or affect export privileges * * *.’’ 15 CFR 766.23(a). On June 6, 2005, an Order pursuant to Part 766 of the Regulations imposing a twenty-year denial of export privileges against Petrom GmbH International Trade, Maria-Theresia Strasse 26, Munich 81675, Germany (a.k.a. Petrom GmbH) was published in the Federal Register to conclude administrative charges pending against Petrom GmbH See 70 FR 32473 (June 6, 2005). Petrom GmbH was found to have conspired and acted in concert with others known and unknown, to bring about acts that constitute violations of the Regulations by arranging export from the United States to Iran via Germany of items subject to the Regulations and the Iranian Transactions Regulations PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6715 without the required U.S. government authorizations and to have solicited on six separate occasions violations of the Regulations by ordering the shipment of the items at issue from the United States to Iran via Germany. Furthermore, in making each of these six unlawful solicitations, Petrom GmbH acted with knowledge that a violation of the Regulations was intended to occur, as Iran was the intended ultimate destination of the items. All violations occurred from on or about March 1999 and May 2000. This Order is an order that may be made applicable to related persons pursuant to section 766.23 upon evidence that indicates that the Related Person is related to Petrom GmbH by ownership, control, position of responsibility, affiliation, or other connection in the conduct of trade or business, and that it is necessary to add this entity to the Denial Order imposed against Petrom GmbH in order to avoid evasion of that Order. It is my belief that Petrom, S.L. is related to Petrom GmbH ‘‘by ownership, control, position of responsibility, affiliation, or other connection in the conduct of trade or business.’’ The determination is based on evidence establishing that Majid Rahmanifar is the sole owner of Petrom GmbH and Petrom, S.L. As such, he oversees all activities of both companies. Rahmanifar holds all nominal capital related to Petrom GmbH, which was formerly located at his home. BIS notified the Related Person of its plans to take this action on November 20, 2006 in accordance with sections 766.5(b) and 766.23 of the Regulations. Specifically, BIS provided notice to the last known address of the Related Party in Spain in January 2006, which was returned to BIS unopened. On November 20, 2006, BIS then provided notice to Majid Rahmanifar, an individual in Germany believed to be associated with the Related Person. The letter requested a response within 30 days. Rahmanifar signed for the letter, thereby indicating that he received it. No response, however, was ever returned to BIS by the Related Person or any individual associated with the Related Person. Based upon the foregoing, it is my belief that Petrom, S.L. is related to Petrom GmbH ‘‘by ownership, control, position of responsibility, affiliation, or other connection in the conduct of trade or business’’ and that it is necessary to make the Order imposed against Petrom GmbH applicable to the Related Person to prevent the evasion of that Order. It is now therefore ordered, E:\FR\FM\13FEN1.SGM 13FEN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 6716 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 13, 2007 / Notices First, that having been provided notice and opportunity for comment as provided in section 766.23 of the Export Administration Regulations (the ‘‘Regulations’’), Petrom Internacional Trade, S.L., PL. De Verin 2, 28029 Madrid, Spain and c/o Moehlstrasse 31, Munich 81675, Germany (‘‘Related Person’’) has been determined to be related to Petrom GmbH International Trade, Maria-Theresia Strasse 26, Munich 81675, Germany (a.k.a. Petrom GmbH) by affiliation, ownership, control, or position of responsibility in the conduct of trade or related services, and it has been deemed necessary to make the Order denying the export privileges of Petrom GmbH applicable to this Related Person in order to prevent evasion of the Order. Second, that the denial of export privileges described in the Order against Petrom GmbH, which was published in the Federal Register on June 6, 2005 at 70 FR 32,743, shall be made applicable to the Related Person until its expiration on June 6, 2025, as follows: I. The Related Person, its successors or assigns, and when acting for or on behalf of the Related Person, its officers, representatives, agents, or employees (collectively, ‘‘Denied Person’’) may not participate, directly or indirectly, in any way in any transaction involving any commodity, software or technology (hereinafter collectively referred to as ‘‘item’’) exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to the Regulations, or in any other activity subject to the Regulations, including, but not limited to: A. Applying for, obtaining, or using any license, License Exception, or export control document; B. Carrying on negotiations concerning, or ordering, buying, receiving, using, selling, delivering, storing, disposing of, forwarding, transporting, financing, or otherwise servicing in any way, any transaction involving any item exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to the Regulations, or in any other activity subject to the Regulations; or C. Benefiting in any way from any transaction involving any item exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to the Regulations, or in any other activity subject to the Regulations. II. No person may, directly or indirectly, do any of the following: A. Export or reexport to or on behalf of the Denied Person any item subject to the Regulations; B. Take any action that facilitates the acquisition or attempted acquisition by the Denied Person of the ownership, VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:55 Feb 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 possession, or control of any item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States, including financing or other support activities related to a transaction whereby the Denied Person acquires or attempts to acquire such ownership, possession or control; C. Take any action to acquire from or to facilitate the acquisition or attempted acquisition from the Denied Person of any item subject to the Regulations that has been exported from the United States; D. Obtain from the Denied Person in the United States any item subject to the Regulations with knowledge or reason to know that the item will be, or is intended to be, exported from the United States; or E. Engage in any transaction to service any item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States and which is owned, possessed or controlled by the Denied Person, or service any item, of whatever origin, that is owned, possessed or controlled by the Denied Person if such service involves the use of any item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States. For purposes of this paragraph, servicing mans installation, maintenance, repair, modification or testing. Third, that in accordance with the provisions section 766.23(c) of the Regulations, the Related Person may, at any time, make an appeal related to this Order by filing a full written statement in support of the appeal with the Office of the Administrative Law Judge, U.S. Coast Guard ALJ Docketing Center, 40 South Gay Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202–4022. Fourth, that this Order does not prohibit any export, reexport, or other transaction subject 279 to the Regulations where the only items involved that are subject to the Regulations are the foreign-produced direct product of U.S.-origin technology. Fifth, that this Order shall be published in the Federal Register and a copy provided to the related Person. This Order is effective upon publication in the Federal Register. Entered this 5th day of February, 2007. Darryl W. Jackson, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement. [FR Doc. 07–622 Filed 2–12–07: 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–PT–M PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology National Institute of Standards and Technology; Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will meet Tuesday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, March 7, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology is composed of fifteen members appointed by the Director of NIST who are eminent in such fields as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment, and international relations. The purpose of this meeting is to review and make recommendations regarding general policy for the Institute, its organization, its budget, and its programs within the framework of applicable national policies as set forth by the President and the Congress. The agenda will include an update on NIST, an overview of NIST and its role in U.S. science & technology. Several laboratory tours also will be featured. The meeting will conclude with an extended discussion on NIST’s overall role it plays in the nation’s science and technology. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NIST Web site at http://www.nist.gov/ director/vcat/agenda.htm. DATES: The meeting will convene on March 6 at 9 a.m. and will adjourn on March 7, 2007, at 11 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Employees Lounge, Administration Building, at NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland. All visitors to the NIST site will have to pre-register to be admitted. Please submit your name, time of arrival, e-mail address and phone number to Denise Herbert no later than Thursday, March 1 and she will provide you with instructions for admittance. Ms. Herbert’s e-mail address is denise.herbert@nist.gov and her phone number is (301) 975–2300. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security


Action Affecting Export Privileges; Petrom GmbH International 
Trade and Petrom Internacional Trade, S.L., Order Making Order Denying 
Export Privileges of Petrom GmbH International Trade Applicable to 
Related Person Petrom Internacional Trade, S.L.

    In the Matter of: Petrom GmbH International Trade, Maria-Theresia 
Strasse 26, Munich 81675, Germany, Respondent, and Petrom Internacional 
Trade, S.L., PL. De Verin 2, 28029 Madrid, Spain, c/o Majid Rahmanifar, 
Moehlstrasse 31, Munich 81675, Germany, Related Person.

    Pursuant to section 766.23 of the Export Administration Regulations 
(``EAR''), the Bureau of Industry and Security (``BIS''), U.S. 
Department of Commerce, through its Office of Export Enforcement 
(``OEE''), has requested that I make the Denial Order that was imposed 
against Petrom GmbH International Trade (``Petrom GmbH'') on June 6, 
2005 (70 FR 32743) applicable to the following entity (hereinafter, the 
``Related Person''), as a person related to Petrom GmbH: Petrom 
Internacional Trade, S.L., PL. De Verin 2, 28029 Madrid, Spain, c/o 
Majid Rahmanifar, Moehlstrasse 31, Munich 81675, Germany.
    Section 766.23 of the Regulations provides that ``[i]n order to 
prevent evasion, certain types of orders under this part may be made 
applicable not only to the respondent, but also to other persons then 
or thereafter related to the respondent by ownership, control, position 
of responsibility, affiliation, or other connection in the conduct of 
trade or business. Orders that may be made applicable to related 
persons include those that deny or affect export privileges * * *.'' 15 
CFR 766.23(a).
    On June 6, 2005, an Order pursuant to Part 766 of the Regulations 
imposing a twenty-year denial of export privileges against Petrom GmbH 
International Trade, Maria-Theresia Strasse 26, Munich 81675, Germany 
(a.k.a. Petrom GmbH) was published in the Federal Register to conclude 
administrative charges pending against Petrom GmbH See 70 FR 32473 
(June 6, 2005). Petrom GmbH was found to have conspired and acted in 
concert with others known and unknown, to bring about acts that 
constitute violations of the Regulations by arranging export from the 
United States to Iran via Germany of items subject to the Regulations 
and the Iranian Transactions Regulations without the required U.S. 
government authorizations and to have solicited on six separate 
occasions violations of the Regulations by ordering the shipment of the 
items at issue from the United States to Iran via Germany. Furthermore, 
in making each of these six unlawful solicitations, Petrom GmbH acted 
with knowledge that a violation of the Regulations was intended to 
occur, as Iran was the intended ultimate destination of the items. All 
violations occurred from on or about March 1999 and May 2000.
    This Order is an order that may be made applicable to related 
persons pursuant to section 766.23 upon evidence that indicates that 
the Related Person is related to Petrom GmbH by ownership, control, 
position of responsibility, affiliation, or other connection in the 
conduct of trade or business, and that it is necessary to add this 
entity to the Denial Order imposed against Petrom GmbH in order to 
avoid evasion of that Order. It is my belief that Petrom, S.L. is 
related to Petrom GmbH ``by ownership, control, position of 
responsibility, affiliation, or other connection in the conduct of 
trade or business.'' The determination is based on evidence 
establishing that Majid Rahmanifar is the sole owner of Petrom GmbH and 
Petrom, S.L. As such, he oversees all activities of both companies. 
Rahmanifar holds all nominal capital related to Petrom GmbH, which was 
formerly located at his home.
    BIS notified the Related Person of its plans to take this action on 
November 20, 2006 in accordance with sections 766.5(b) and 766.23 of 
the Regulations. Specifically, BIS provided notice to the last known 
address of the Related Party in Spain in January 2006, which was 
returned to BIS unopened. On November 20, 2006, BIS then provided 
notice to Majid Rahmanifar, an individual in Germany believed to be 
associated with the Related Person. The letter requested a response 
within 30 days. Rahmanifar signed for the letter, thereby indicating 
that he received it. No response, however, was ever returned to BIS by 
the Related Person or any individual associated with the Related 
Person.
    Based upon the foregoing, it is my belief that Petrom, S.L. is 
related to Petrom GmbH ``by ownership, control, position of 
responsibility, affiliation, or other connection in the conduct of 
trade or business'' and that it is necessary to make the Order imposed 
against Petrom GmbH applicable to the Related Person to prevent the 
evasion of that Order.
    It is now therefore ordered,

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    First, that having been provided notice and opportunity for comment 
as provided in section 766.23 of the Export Administration Regulations 
(the ``Regulations''), Petrom Internacional Trade, S.L., PL. De Verin 
2, 28029 Madrid, Spain and c/o Moehlstrasse 31, Munich 81675, Germany 
(``Related Person'') has been determined to be related to Petrom GmbH 
International Trade, Maria-Theresia Strasse 26, Munich 81675, Germany 
(a.k.a. Petrom GmbH) by affiliation, ownership, control, or position of 
responsibility in the conduct of trade or related services, and it has 
been deemed necessary to make the Order denying the export privileges 
of Petrom GmbH applicable to this Related Person in order to prevent 
evasion of the Order.
    Second, that the denial of export privileges described in the Order 
against Petrom GmbH, which was published in the Federal Register on 
June 6, 2005 at 70 FR 32,743, shall be made applicable to the Related 
Person until its expiration on June 6, 2025, as follows:
    I. The Related Person, its successors or assigns, and when acting 
for or on behalf of the Related Person, its officers, representatives, 
agents, or employees (collectively, ``Denied Person'') may not 
participate, directly or indirectly, in any way in any transaction 
involving any commodity, software or technology (hereinafter 
collectively referred to as ``item'') exported or to be exported from 
the United States that is subject to the Regulations, or in any other 
activity subject to the Regulations, including, but not limited to:
    A. Applying for, obtaining, or using any license, License 
Exception, or export control document;
    B. Carrying on negotiations concerning, or ordering, buying, 
receiving, using, selling, delivering, storing, disposing of, 
forwarding, transporting, financing, or otherwise servicing in any way, 
any transaction involving any item exported or to be exported from the 
United States that is subject to the Regulations, or in any other 
activity subject to the Regulations; or
    C. Benefiting in any way from any transaction involving any item 
exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to 
the Regulations, or in any other activity subject to the Regulations.
    II. No person may, directly or indirectly, do any of the following:
    A. Export or reexport to or on behalf of the Denied Person any item 
subject to the Regulations;
    B. Take any action that facilitates the acquisition or attempted 
acquisition by the Denied Person of the ownership, possession, or 
control of any item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be 
exported from the United States, including financing or other support 
activities related to a transaction whereby the Denied Person acquires 
or attempts to acquire such ownership, possession or control;
    C. Take any action to acquire from or to facilitate the acquisition 
or attempted acquisition from the Denied Person of any item subject to 
the Regulations that has been exported from the United States;
    D. Obtain from the Denied Person in the United States any item 
subject to the Regulations with knowledge or reason to know that the 
item will be, or is intended to be, exported from the United States; or
    E. Engage in any transaction to service any item subject to the 
Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States 
and which is owned, possessed or controlled by the Denied Person, or 
service any item, of whatever origin, that is owned, possessed or 
controlled by the Denied Person if such service involves the use of any 
item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from 
the United States. For purposes of this paragraph, servicing mans 
installation, maintenance, repair, modification or testing.
    Third, that in accordance with the provisions section 766.23(c) of 
the Regulations, the Related Person may, at any time, make an appeal 
related to this Order by filing a full written statement in support of 
the appeal with the Office of the Administrative Law Judge, U.S. Coast 
Guard ALJ Docketing Center, 40 South Gay Street, Baltimore, Maryland 
21202-4022.
    Fourth, that this Order does not prohibit any export, reexport, or 
other transaction subject 279 to the Regulations where the only items 
involved that are subject to the Regulations are the foreign-produced 
direct product of U.S.-origin technology.
    Fifth, that this Order shall be published in the Federal Register 
and a copy provided to the related Person.
    This Order is effective upon publication in the Federal Register.

    Entered this 5th day of February, 2007.
Darryl W. Jackson,
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement.
[FR Doc. 07-622 Filed 2-12-07: 8:45 am]
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